Archives Support

(Grey Roots Museum & Archives)

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Position ID: V-GRE0003 Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 Last Full Update: 14 Oct 2016
Opportunity Details
ContactStephanie McMullen, Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, Grey Roots Museum & Archives; Phone: 519-376-3690; Fax: 519-376-4654; Email:
Duties•Labeling and numbering the collection 
•Perform preventative conservation, such as re-housing, boxing and sleeving material into acid-free enclosures 
•Produce finding aids 
•Index reference files 
•Produce inventory lists of records 
•Research the history of record-creating agencies or individuals 
•Create and index oral history recordings 
•Perform research for public reference enquiries or Grey Roots projects 
•Participate in writing, scanning and photography projects 
•General administrative support work
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BenefitsArchives volunteers make a positive contribution to ensure that the documentary heritage resources of the County are preserved and accessible for research, education and enjoyment by present and future generations. Upon completion of 20 hours of service annually, they and a guest may visit Grey Roots free of charge. They will receive a quarterly volunteer newsletter, discounts in the gift shop, insurance coverage while on duty and an annual recognition event.
ClientsA wide variety of people, from students to seniors, performing research for personal, academic and professional purposes, use the Archives.
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone
Areas of InterestClerical / Typing / Filing ; Library Services ; Office Administration ; Research / Evaluation
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; General Computer Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Writing & Editing ; •Good oral and written communications skills 
•Attention to detail and accuracy 
•Neat handwriting and printing 
•Ability to take direction and follow instructions 
•Ability to work independently 
•Computer literacy is an asset 
•Research skills are an asset 
•Photography skills are beneficial
Commitment LengthShort Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Various Committment lengths
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Various interaction levels
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationGrey County Archives at Grey Roots
Number of PositionsGrey County: 1 individual(s) 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers responsible for own transportation
Police CheckNot Required
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameGrey Roots Museum & Archives
Office Phone519-376-3690
Toll Free Phone1-877-473-9766
Address & Map
102599 Grey Rd 18, RR 4
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
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